Emeryville, CA—Innovative Interfaces, the world's leading provider of Web-powered, Java™-based automated library systems, announced today that Yale University Law Library has installed Electronic Resource Management. A market-first from Innovative, Electronic Resource Management provides all of the tools a library needs to collect and manage the licensing and administrative details of its e-subscriptions while dramatically improving patron and staff access to this information.
Yale spends nearly ten percent of its collection budget on electronic resources, and that percentage is expected to grow in the coming years. “Electronic Resource Management will solve a lot of the problems we've been facing as we've acquired more and more electronic resources,” says Blair Kauffman, Law Librarian and Professor of Law at Yale. “Our homegrown system is far from satisfactory and this product solves most the problems we are facing.”
The library makes many e-resources available to faculty and students, with varying levels of access. Some are available by IP address, some by password, and others by location—either in campus libraries or specifically in the law library. “Electronic Resource Management will help us communicate which resources can be used where, and allow us to enter data only once for use on the Web OPAC and by library staff,” continues Kauffman.
Other features of interest to Yale are: links in the bibliographic records to e-resources, the ability to create a wider view for staff than currently appears on the Web OPAC, and email ticklers that remind staff to renew or evaluate licenses. “Electronic Resource Management is really going to save us a lot of time,” says Kauffman.
To start, Yale will be tracking 50 to 75 licenses, which cover about 2,500 e-serials. The Goldman Library contains nearly 800,000 volumes of print materials and approximately 10,000 active serial titles. Special strengths of the collection include materials emphasizing law and the social sciences, and a 200,000-volume foreign and international law collection.
Celebrating 25 years of partnership with the library community, Innovative Interfaces (www.iii.com) is the leader in providing Web-powered, Java™-based automated library systems. Its flagship product offering, Millennium, is installed in thousands of libraries in 41 countries around the world. The company is headquartered in Emeryville, California, with offices in Australia, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Korea, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.